PARTY BABES: Mums-to-be Kate Moss and Sadie Frost have been laying off the party scene lately, but they managed to make an appearance Saturday night at their friend Fran Cutler’s birthday at London’s hip Blakes Hotel. Moss arrived with boyfriend Jefferson Hack and spent the evening catching up with friends including Alexander McQueen, Meg Mathews, Sam McKnight and Nellee Hooper. Frost came without her husband, Jude Law, but wasn’t short of company. Bellies and baby talk were the topics of the evening.
SOPHIE’S WORLD: When Sophie Dahl was invited to be a guest fashion editor for the May issue of British Vogue, she was given carte blanche to choose the model, photographer and clothing for the cover and fashion shoot. And — surprise! — she chose herself. She then asked photographer Bert Stern to do a shoot inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s last shoot, known as the Last Sitting. The color photographs show a toned-down Dahl, with neutral makeup and caramel-colored hair. “People tend to caricature me with big blonde hair and red lips,” says Dahl in the story accompanying the shoot. “I wanted to get away from that campiness and create something simple, glamorous, modern and womanly — and I knew Stern would be brilliant at that.”
MAGIC ACT: Betsey Johnson started fretting at Lotus over the weekend when she realized that she forgot to plan entertainment for her daughter Lulu’s 27th birthday party. But she was saved by magician David Blaine, who unexpectedly ducked in with a TV crew from ABC to film promo trailers for his upcoming special. Lotus co-owner Jeffrey Jah explained the situation to Blaine, who quickly agreed to join Johnson’s table — which included Stephen Sprouse, Ivana Trump, model Jane Bradbury and Andre Herrel — just as dinner was ending. He performed card tricks, made silverware and china disappear, and mesmerized the entire restaurant with his pyrotechnics — lighting his hands and face on fire.
CHANGES AT JANE: Andrea Rosengarten, editor of Jane, left the magazine Friday. She is succeeded by Debbie McHugh, who will return to Jane as managing editor. McHugh, who previously served as Jane’s assistant managing editor, left last year to becoming managing editor of YM and later Seventeen.